Boosting Your Milk Flow - 5 Nutritional Marvels for Milk Production

Mar. 27, 2024 | 2 min read

Annabella Team
Topics & Categories: Milk Our Knowledge

5 Nutritional Marvels to Boost Milk Flow

You must know by now that maintaining a healthy and consistent routine can do wonders to your milk supply. Keeping a routine is also essential in order to maintain your and your baby’s wellbeing. An important part of that is sticking to a balanced and nutritious diet. But did you know there are certain foods that are natural milk-production boosters? In this article, we gathered five lactogenic foods that can naturally support and boost your milk supply (plus, they’re delicious!)

  1. Ever Heard of Fenugreek? Fenugreek is a herb with a long history in traditional medicine and is renowned for its potential to stimulate milk production. It is believed to mimic the effects of estrogen, a hormone involved in lactation. Sprout the seeds and add to your salad, grind into a delicious curry paste, or roast and grind to a powder. We should note that fenugreek is not recommended for women with blood clotting issues.
  2. Start Rooting for Root Beer: Surprisingly, root beer has gained attention for its potential lactogenic properties. The combination of herbs and spices used in root beer, such as sassafras and wintergreen, is believed to contribute to increased milk production.
  3. Good Moringa! Known as the "drumstick tree" or "miracle tree," Moringa is a nutritional powerhouse and has been associated with improved milk supply. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, Moringa leaves are believed to support overall lactation. Including Moringa in your diet, whether in the form of supplements or adding fresh leaves to meals, could do the trick.
  4. Go Nuts for Almonds: A versatile and nutrient-dense snack, almonds are often recommended to breastfeeding mothers for their potential to boost lactation. Almonds are a good source of protein, healthy fats, and essential vitamins, providing the necessary nutrients to support milk production. Including a handful of almonds in your daily diet can be a delicious and convenient way to promote lactation.
  5. It’s a Date! Dates are not only a sweet and energy-boosting snack but are also believed to have lactogenic properties. Rich in essential nutrients like iron, dates can support overall maternal health and contribute to increased milk supply. Make sure to include dates in your diet as a natural sweetener or a snack.

Nutritious and Delicious!

Including these lactogenic foods in your diet may have its milk-boosting perks, but it’s important to remember that they are by no means a magic fix. Our bodies react differently and sometimes benefit from varying routines and diets. Remember, a holistic approach to nutrition, with the right combination of foods, water and rest can do wonders to your milk production. Also, don’t hesitate to contact a specialist if in doubt!

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